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Lessons from Lebanon: how to love an enemy – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — No matter where you live, youll inevitably encounter seasons of political division and culture clash. Its tempting to stay quiet during heated discussions, rather than take a wrong stand and risk turning friends into enemies. However, taking the wrong stand is exactly what the Good Samaritan did in Christs parable. “The Good... Read more

Pope Francis Calls for a Day of Fasting and Prayer for Lebanon

Pope Francis Calls for a Day of Fasting and Prayer for Lebanon VATICAN CITY (RNS) Standing beside a waving Lebanese flag, Pope Francis paid homage to the troubled population of Beirut on Wednesday (Sept. 2) and implored its residents to take courage as they begin the reconstruction of their city.I encourage all Lebanese to continue... Read more

Israel hits Hezbollah targets in Lebanon – Mission Network News

Israel (MNN) Israel carried out aerial attacks on Hezbollah observation posts last Wednesday in response to shots being fired across the border. Meanwhile, Israel has also been bombing Gaza since early August, in response to fire-starting balloons launched into Israeli territory. However, Hamas and Israel have reached a cease-fire agreement on that front. Tom Doyle... Read more

Lebanon turns 100 in the midst of crisis, catastrophe – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) A century ago today, September 1st, 1920, the state of Greater Lebanon was formed. French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting Lebanon to commemorate the anniversary. But far from celebration, the shadow of catastrophe hangs over the country. Earlier in August, a stockpile of dangerous chemicals in Beiruts port caught fire and exploded. The... Read more

Beirut explosion will impact refugees across Lebanon – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — Far from just impacting Beirut itself, the massive explosion on August 4th will negatively affect millions of refugees who fled to Lebanon from hardship in their own countries. Anne Hamming of Tent Schools International says they have received word from their partner in Lebanon: The word we’re getting so far is that... Read more

You can provide Gospel hope in Lebanon – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — Its been just over a week since a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, destroyed thousands of lives. A new report claims security officials warned Lebanese authorities two weeks before the blast. NASA released satellite imagery of the disasters extensive damage yesterday. Read our ongoing coverage here. Pain is devastating and tangible, especially... Read more

Help amid the heartache in Lebanon

A soldier stands at the devastated site of the explosion at the port of Beirut, Lebanon August 6, 2020.(Photo: Thibault Camus/Pool via Reuters/File Photo)Understandably the consequences of last week's explosion in Beirut continue to unfold in our news feeds. Embrace the Middle East works closely with a number of different organisations in Beirut and across... Read more

Hezbollah influence troublesome for Lebanon – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — As Lebanons chaos continues, new information leads to broader questions and observations. For example, Hezbollah a known terrorist group wields significant power in Lebanon. Were they connected to last weeks explosion? Initial evidence says no, but critics have their doubts. I dont think it [was] a terrorist act of Hezbollah, but this... Read more

‘The trauma is stacked up,’ says World Vision Lebanon worker

A car buried under rocks and debris after an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. The explosion has caused 137 deaths and 5,000 injuries to date.(Photo: World Vision Lebanon)The blast in Beirut that killed some 137 people and injured over 5,000 has exacerbated pre-existing economic conditions and reignited for many the trauma of Lebanon's 15-year civil war.... Read more

Lebanon mourns the deadly Beirut explosion – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) Lebanon has entered a period of national mourning after a massive explosion tore through the city, leaving a smoldering crater in the citys port. The government has declared a two-week state of emergency and has begun investigating the source of the explosion. The port before the blast. (Photo courtesy of Horizons International) Pierre... Read more

Blast recovery unites believers in Lebanon – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — A crisis like the Beirut blast can either divide or unite a community. Uncharted Ministries Tom Doyle says its bringing believers together throughout Lebanon. Often, there are divisions within the Church in places like Lebanon and Syria, he explains. But, at a time like this, the Body of Christ comes together. Thats... Read more

Deaths and Thousands of Injuries Have Been Reported Following an Enormous Blast in Lebanon | RELEVANT Magazine

A giant explosion in a Beirut port area has left hundreds dead and wounded. Video showed a fire raging around several buildings that reportedly contained explosive materials before a blast heard 150 miles away erupted, sending shockwaves through the area and putting a city already struggling with a coronavirus surge into dire straits. Multiple... Read more

Massive Explosion in Lebanon Leaves at Least 100 Dead, 4,000 Injured

Massive Explosion in Lebanon Leaves at Least 100 Dead, 4,000 Injured On Tuesday afternoon, a deadly explosion in Beirut, Lebanon took the lives of at least 100 people, left around 4,000 injured and hundreds of others missing.Lebanon has since declared a two-week state of emergency in an effort to recover from the explosion.According... Read more

Beirut blast will exacerbate Lebanon food shortages – Christian Aid

The explosion has killed at least a hundred people and injured thousands more(Photo: Reuters)The massive explosion at Beirut's port on Tuesday is threatening to plunge even more Lebanese into hunger, Christian Aid has warned.  The development agency said the blast had destroyed livelihoods at a time when the country - home to a million Syrian... Read more

Lockdown and political upheaval drag Lebanon into devastating poverty – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — In October of 2019, Lebanon plunged into months of revolution and non-stop protests. For 100 days, the country existed in a state of upheaval as locals protested corrupt officials. Then, just as the political chaos seemed to be dying down, COVID-19 reached Lebanon, and locals moved into 100 days of lockdown. 100... Read more

Heart for Lebanon equips Syrian leaders – Mission Network News

Syria (MNN) Heart for Lebanon is equipping Syrian leaders from among the refugee population in Lebanon through a new leadership development curriculum. Heart for Lebanons Tom Atema explains how evangelism is key to the organization. If Heart for Lebanon is known for anything, it should and must be known for an organization that makes disciples.... Read more

People seek hope, answers as Lebanon crumbles – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — People in Lebanon are using Facebook Groups to barter for the goods they need following the currencys latest plunge. Desperation remains at an all-time high; Lebanon faces its worst economic crisis since the 15-year civil war. More Lebanon headlines here. As Pierre Houssney of Horizons International explains, its a multi-layered catastrophe. First,... Read more

ABTS Lebanon switches to an online education program – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) The pandemic continues to leave higher education in a state of disarray as colleges plot out the upcoming academic year. Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) is no different, but president Elie Haddad says the school is making a more permanent change to its residency program. Its a big step, Haddad says, since the... Read more

Permanent solutions in Lebanon require transformation – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — Protestors are back on Lebanons streets after months of pandemic restrictions kept people at home. The currencys fallen to a new record low, making everyday essentials unaffordable. Read our previous coverage of Lebanons economic crisis here. Pierre Houssney of Horizons International says its going to take more than leadership changes to fix... Read more

Lebanon wants a change of leadership – again – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — Lebanese protests are calling for a new government. If that sounds familiar, its because locals called for the same thing last year. After a devastating economic crisis, locals called for reform. Lebanons Prime Minister stepped down in October, paving the way for new leadership in January. Now, protestors are asking for yet... Read more

Suicide rates climb in Lebanon during pandemic – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — Near the end of last year, Lebanon experienced a severe economic downturn. As their currencys value plummeted, unemployment and suicide rates skyrocketed. Then, the year came to an end. 2020 came along, and with it, a global pandemic. Just like that, suicide rates all over the world began to climb again. In... Read more

Lebanon protests resume as monetary disaster worsens – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Lebanon (MNN) As protests resume, Lebanese Christians assist these in want and be part of the World Church in prayer and unity. We reported yesterday that Lebanon has reinstituted a nationwide lockdown to comprise COVID-19 instances after a latest spike. However financial troubles have additionally plagued the nation, and residents have been protesting since... Read more

Lebanon enters second lockdown; desperation grows – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Lebanon (MNN) — One other nationwide shutdown begins tonight in Lebanon to stem a second wave of coronavirus infections. Lockdown measures will reportedly be in place from tonight to Monday morning. See our full Lebanon protection right here. Based on The Nationwide, the choice got here after well being officers introduced 11 new circumstances... Read more

Lebanon protests resume as meals scarcity ravages the nation – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Lebanon (MNN) Lebanon faces not solely COVID-19, however a monetary disaster and a meals scarcity. Now, protests have began again up after the coronavirus brought about a short lull. Violence erupted In Lebanons northern metropolis of Tripoli when banks had been attacked and army clashed with civilians. One man was killed, and dozens had... Read more

Lebanon has prevented a catastrophic COVID-19 outbreak to date – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Lebanon (MNN) Lebanon faces the coronavirus with a weakened financial system and susceptible refugee inhabitants, whereas the Church seeks to picture Christ to the nation. Wissam Nasrallah of the Lebanese Society for Academic and Social Improvement (LSESD) says, One of many good issues our authorities has finished is imposed a lockdown early sufficient within... Read more

COVID-19 shutdown sends over half of Lebanon beneath poverty line

[ad_1] Lebanon (MNN) — Earlier than the COVID-19 outbreak, Lebanon was already struggling economically; 33 % of the inhabitants lived beneath the poverty line. Now, with companies shut-down to include the virus, over half of the Lebanese individuals dwell beneath the poverty line. Lebanon is presently in lockdown till April 26. In accordance with Human... Read more

Lebanon trapped between coronavirus and financial downfall

[ad_1] Lebanon (MNN) — Lebanon was already battling a monetary disaster earlier than the coronavirus hit. Authorities corruption just lately triggered the Lebanese lira to lose round 40 p.c of its worth towards the US greenback. The price of items has gone up, together with medical provides. Now with the coronavirus outbreak and Lebanon on... Read more

Lebanon shuts down to stop coronavirus outbreak – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Lebanon (MNN) — Lebanon cant afford one other disaster, however thats precisely what its dealing with with the coronavirus. The federal government went into prevention mode this week, shutting down as a lot of the nation as potential and banning public gatherings. Horizons Worldwides Pierre Houssney says the ban applies to ministry, too. One... Read more

Lebanon at a crossroads – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Lebanon (MNN) Lebanon continues to undergo a extreme monetary disaster, and residents have been protesting the brand new authorities, which has robust backing of Hezbollah from Iran. Nonetheless, the brand new authorities received a confidence vote, sparking riots. Tom Atema of Coronary heart For Lebanon says, They discovered a Christian to run for prime... Read more

Lebanon names new cupboard forward of clashes and disaster. – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Lebanon (MNN) On Tuesday, with the arrogance vote looming in Parliament, the rubble of protest littered the streets of Lebanon. After months of protest, of calls for to take away the federal government and begin anew, it appeared just like the nomination of Prime Minister Hassan Diab and a brand new Cupboard could be... Read more